Cultural Corner

Welcome to Hamden Public School's Cultural Corner!

Celebrate the cultural diversity at Hamden Public Schools.

Welcome to the Cultural Corner

🌙🎉 It's time for a super special celebration – the Lunar New Year! 🧧🎊

Imagine dragons dancing in the sky, lanterns shining bright, and families coming together to celebrate. That's what the Lunar New Year is all about!

This year, we're saying goodbye to the Year of the Tiger and welcoming the awesome Year of the Dragon. Dragons are super cool because they bring strength and good luck. 🐉✨

People all around the world celebrate with colorful parades filled with dragon dancers, beautiful costumes, and lots of yummy food. Families gather to share delicious meals and exchange red envelopes, which are like lucky pockets filled with good wishes and a little surprise inside!

Lanterns are another exciting part of the celebration. They come in all shapes and sizes, lighting up the night and bringing warmth to the chilly winter air. It's like a magical wonderland!

So, whether you're enjoying tasty dumplings, watching a dragon dance, or creating your own colorful lantern, the Lunar New Year is a time for happiness, good luck, and being with the people you care about. Gong Xi Fa Cai, which means wishing you lots of happiness and wealth in the new year! 🎉🧨


Hispanic Heritage Month is a month-long celebration from September 15 to October 15 of Hispanic and Latino history and culture. This month gives extra recognition to the many contributions made to the history and culture of the United States, including important advocacy work, vibrant art, popular and traditional foods, and much more.

National Hispanic Heritage Month Website

National Education Association: Lessons, activities, videos, and more.

Colorin Colorado: Information, puzzles, biographies for English language learners. In English and Spanish.

8 Ideas for Teaching National Hispanic Heritage Month

EdPuzzle (Grades 2-12): Teach your students about the origins of the holiday and inspirational Hispanic Americans with this Edpuzzle Original video lesson. This lesson includes teacher-written embedded questions that prompt students to analyze an image, identify regions on a map, and summarize what they know about Hispanic Heritage Month.

Google Arts & Culture: Google Arts & Culture is spotlighting a variety of meaningful topics, including the vibrant and rhythmic world of Caribbean salsa music, the impact of Latinos with disabilities and the long history of Indigenous Mexico.

Hispanic Heritage Month ResourcesExplore the National Museum of the American Latino’s collection of Hispanic Heritage Month resources.

Nuestra América: 30 Inspiring Latinas/Latinos Who Have Shaped the United States (For Middle and High School): Nuestra América is a fully illustrated anthology from the Smithsonian Latino Center. It features the inspiring stories of thirty Latina/o/xs. It celebrates their contributions to the United States.

Common Sense Education: Videos, articles and activities 


PBS Kids: All about the holidays video


National Hispanic Heritage Month | White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics.


Congratulations to our National World Language Honor Society inductees who were honored this week for demonstrating excellence in their study of a world language.

NHS World Language

Congratulations to this year's seniors who have achieved the CT Seal of Biliteracy!

Biliteracy Students